Sunday, July 07, 2013

Dead Easy Coconut Pie.


1 cup flaked or shredded coconut 
3/4  cup sugar 
1/2  cup Original Bisquick® mix 
1/4  cup butter softened 
2 cups  milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 
4 eggs

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 9-inch pie plate with shortening or cooking spray.
 In medium bowl, stir all ingredients until blended. Pour into pie plate.
(Very runny. Pour it with the pie plate on the oven rack.)
 Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until golden brown and knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cover and refrigerate any remaining pie.

From here.

Almond Crescents

2 cups of all purpose flour
1 cup ground almonds
1/4 cup sugar
1 pkg vanilla sugar
1 cup butter, cold

1 cup icing sugar
3 pkg vanilla sugar

Preheat the oven to 300F

Grease a cookie sheet or use parchment paper.

Blend flour, ground almonds, sugar, and vanilla sugar together in a large bowl or on a pastry board.
Cut cold butter into small pieces over dry ingredients.
Work together like you would pastry until you get a smooth dough that doesn't stick to your hands.
Roll a small amount of dough into pencil like strips.
Cut into small rolls about 2 inches in length.
Place on baking sheet, and shape into crescents.
Bake at 300F for 10 to 15 minutes, or until lightly golden.
Sprinkle warm cookies with icing sugar and vanilla sugar mixture, and let cool.
Store in an airtight container.
(Makes about 3 dozen cookies)

A favourite at my Tetka's house for Slava....I finally have the recipe.

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Lemon Bars

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup flour
2 eggs, large
2 tbsps lemon zest
2 tbsps lemon juice
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

For the tart lemon glaze:
4 tbsps lemon juice
8 tsps lemon zest
1 cup icing sugar

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Grease an 8×8 inch baking dish with butter and set aside.
3. Zest and juice two lemons and set aside.
4. In the bowl of an electric mixture fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the flour, sugar, salt, and softened butter until combined.
5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, lemon zest, and lemon juice until combined.
6. Pour it into the flour mixture and beat for 2 mins at medium speed until smooth and creamy.
7. Pour into baking dish and bake for 23-25 mins, should turn golden around the edges.
8. Allow to cool completely before glazing. Do not overbake, or the bars will dry.
9. Filter the powdered sugar and whisk with lemon zest and juice.
10. Spread the glaze over the brownies with a rubber spatula and let glaze set.
11. Cut into bars and serve.

Found this on FB, and don't have a link  back to the original poster...AND, they are Lemon Bars...not Brownies because, let's face it...Brownies  have to have chocolate.
Either way, this recipe is fantastic, and pretty easy.
I needed it on here for reference, so I don't lose the recipe.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Skor Bar Cookies

2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups butter
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs
4 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups Skor English toffee bits

1 Preheat oven to 350°F.
2 Sift flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda together,set aside.
3 In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar with an electric mixer.
4 Add vanilla and eggs and beat until smooth.
5 Add flour mixture and beat until just combined.
6 Mix in Skor pieces by hand.
7 Shape into 1 1/2 inch balls and roll in sugar.
8 Place on cookie sheet and flatten with the bottom of a glass.
9 Bake about 10-12 minutes until set but not brown.
10 Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes and transfer to rack.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Avocado Dressing

Ingredients: 1 avocado 3 tbs. olive oil 2 tbs. Balsamic vinegar juice of 1 lemon 1/2 tbs. white sugar 1. Place all ingredients in blender and mix until well combined. 2. Toss dressing with any lettuce/spinach/kale.